• Obituaries | September 02, 2014


    Thomas Joseph Barry, 54, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center. The family provided the following information. Tommy was born in Dodge City on March 16, 1960, the son of Ruth V. (Rogers) Barry and the late Wallace D. Barry.  At the age of

  • Obituaries | September 02, 2014


    William Richard Aye, 85, of Madison, Wis., died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014,  at Oakwood Village in Madison. The family provided the following information. William was a native of Manhattan, son of long-time Manhattanite Mary Adda Boone. A 1955 graduate of Kansas State University, he briefly played basketball at

  • Football | September 02, 2014

    11 former Wildcats make NFL rosters

    Led by 12-year veteran Terence Newman, 11 former Kansas State football players made NFL rosters. Newman, who spent his first nine seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, is entering his third year with the Cincinnati Bengals. Other Wildcats to make NFL rosters include running back Darren Sproles (

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 31, 2014

    Tailgaters bring Wildcat-themed vehicles for season opener


    Saturday’s first home football game against Stephen F. Austin University gave Wildcat fans a release from the anticipation they had felt after waiting all summer for the season to start. As usual, thousands of tailgaters displayed their Wildcat pride in purple and white, but

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 31, 2014

    RCPD matching community demographics

    Yes, there was a glaring danger sign. Looking back at the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement officials across the country are quick to point at one obvious signal. The population of Ferguson is about 67 percent African American, while the police

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 31, 2014

    KSU to offer first massive online course

    Kansas State University announced Thursday that it is joining the flurry of schools offering “Massive Open Online Courses” that are broadening access to higher education. The MOOCs allow tens of thousands of students to take a class at the same time, but the rate of

  • Local |Business | August 31, 2014

    Mercy holds off on name change

    By now, Mercy Regional Health Center’s name should have been a thing of the past. In February, the Memorial Hospital Association ceased its 50-50 ownership of Mercy Regional with Via Christi Health, a Catholic organization that is the largest health care provider in Kansas.

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 31, 2014

    Contract for airport expansion up for vote

    City commissioners will vote Tuesday on executing the contract for second phase of the Manhattan Regional Airport project. The Weitz Company of Lenexa, the project’s construction company, would receive $6.68 million, and Mead and Hunt of Madison, Wisconsin, the project’s design team, would receive $586,660

  • Arts & Leisure | August 31, 2014

    Limestone estate restored, reimagined as vacation rental


    Before it became a luxurious vacation rental, the StoneHouse was, quite literally, a pigsty. And before that, it was the estate of one of Manhattan’s early settlers. The historic limestone structure, a dignified two-story house surrounded by several outbuildings, is the latest project by

  • Arts & Leisure | August 31, 2014

    Singer-songwriter to raise money for auditorium

    Anastasia Richardson joined the cheerleading squad as a freshman in high school, but that didn’t last long. Richardson was bullied so badly by the other cheerleaders that she went back to her first love — music. Richardson had played the clarinet in the marching band

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